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Healthy eating for seniors focus of free presentation

Even minor changes in eating habits can help with healthier living.

“As we age, healthy eating can make a difference in our health, help improve how we feel, and encourage a sense of well-being,” according to Karen Ring, director of the Healthy Living Program at Pima Council on Aging in Tucson.

“Even making slight changes in eating routines can help you live longer and better. Generally, one can support their physical health by staying active, eating healthy, sleeping well, and going to the doctor regularly,” Ring said.

“Eating habits change throughout the life span,” Ring added. To help provide updated information and resources for older adults, PCOA decided to host an interactive discussion led by nutrition and medical professionals during a free presentation on Monday, Oct. 30. Learn the impact that the foods and drinks a person chooses each day can help meet

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Healthy eating doesn’t have to be expensive: An expert offers tips

Healthy eating doesn't have to be expensive. an expert offers tips

Groceries cost a lot, but it is possible to eat healthy foods without overspending.

Experts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham offer tips for healthy eating on a budget.

“Maintaining a healthy diet is not only about what you eat but also about making mindful choices,” said Emily Davidson, employee wellness manager at UAB. “A little planning, creativity and smart shopping can help people enjoy a nutritious diet without breaking the bank.”

Planning your meals is key. It saves money that you might otherwise spend on impulse buys.

Plan for incorporating fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables, Davidson suggested.

“When planning meals, look for what’s in season,” she said in a university news release. “Notice that some fruits and vegetables are more expensive during different seasons because not all produce grows year-round. Getting fresh fruits and veggies in their off-season is expensive because it requires extra travel and shipping costs.”

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How to Support Kids Going Back-to-School: Child Mental Health Experts

  • Returning back to school can be a stressful time for families.
  • It’s also an opportunity to implement new, healthier routines, doctors say.
  • Start with small changes and build on them over time.

You’ve purchased all the school supplies, picked out the first day-outfits, and practiced getting up early for the bus. But doctors say there’s another part of the back-to-school transition: fostering good mental health and making sure your children are ready to meet emotional challenges during the school year. 

“We know having a healthy baseline of mental well-being helps with their concentration and energy,” says  Mao Thwin Myint, chief of child and adolescent psychiatry at Children’s Hospital New Orleans. Being mentally healthy also boosts your child’s academic prowess and ability to engage socially, he

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Unique insights in healthy packaged goods market

Australia’s most learned experts, and top supermarket representatives, will take to the stage at this year’s Naturally Good Summit delivering key insights into the hottest topics and trends currently driving the natural and organic wellness sector.

The summit, which will take place on Monday, June 5 at Sydney’s ICC as part of the 2023 Naturally Good event, will cover the core areas of trends and innovation, sustainability and socially conscious business, consumer insights, business strategy and retail. Visitors can take advantage of the summit’s early bird offer by purchasing tickets before midnight, Friday, 5 May.

Acclaimed speakers include Shruti Gupta, head of Buying Health and Wellness at Woolworths; Melissa Matteo, head of Buying Health and Breakfast at Coles; Michelle Teodoro, associate director Food Science at Mintel; Anastasia Lloyd-Wallis, head of Consumer Insights at Retail Doctor, Lauren Branson, CEO of Calyx.Eco, and Chris Freel from UnLtd & Mood.


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Flagler County Health Department observes National Women’s Health Week | Observer Local News

The Florida Department of Health-Flagler observed National Women’s Health Week on May 14-25 with a panel discussion on the Flagler Health Matters radio show, which aired May 20 on WNZF 94.9 FM.

A recording is available at

The panel included Jeannette Simmons of Flagler Cares, Health Department nurse practitioner Carmel Frawley and the department’s Mary Kauffman, who spoke about the department’s Women, Infants and Children program.

Jaffy Lee, the DOH-Flagler’s public information officer and preparedness planner and the host of Flagler Health Matters, said women are often caught in the demands of work and family and forego a healthy lifestyle.

The Health Department team said women should get active, get a regular checkup, eat a healthy diet, prioritize mental health and make daily decisions that make yourself a priority and influence overall health.

“Women’s Health Care Month (in May) is about raising awareness of how a woman

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Does your diet have enough healthy fat? Here’s how to make sure

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Fat and food: When we hear those words together, we typically think bad things.

However, Sentara Healthcare Registered Dietitian Ashley Moody says eating fat can be good for us.

“When we think about good fats, we often think about monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids,” said Ashley. “All you need to know is that these are fatty acids. When we ingest them, when we eat them, they’re so essential! We need them, that’s why they’re called ‘essential fatty acids.'”

To show our options and see how easy it is to add healthy fats into our routine, Ashley and I worked on making a good, fat-friendly salad. We started off with some spinach and included the basics: carrots, broccoli and tomatoes.

Then, we added the good fat ingredients. Ashley gave me kudos for selecting unsalted almonds.

“You’ve made the healthiest choice,” she said.

Ashley said

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